Osage County Jail – Linn, MO

Osage County Jail is in Osage County, Missouri and is the main correctional facility for this area. Looking for someone at Osage County Jail? This page tells you about anything one might want to know about Osage County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Osage County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer info you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Osage County Jail
106 E. Main St.
Linn, MO 65051

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 573-897-3927
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at Osage County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Osage County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find the same information for anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you will want to look here: Other County Jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can go in person to the Osage County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Osage County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave town.

Typically, a prisoner at Osage County Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail every day after work, or you could get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its really easy if you have the money. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Osage County

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a telephone call so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us things that could help other people that get arrested to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge must decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go, such as a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered in the visitors log for the inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so visit the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are typically more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 573-897-3927

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and examined by staff, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Osage County Jail:

Osage County Jail
106 E. Main St.
Linn, MO 65051

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Osage County Jail
106 E. Main St.
Linn, MO 65051


The mail policy changes often, so it would be best to double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system in Osage County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Missouri.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents in your case. You have the ability to access court records via the online service, or at the Osage County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Osage County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your case are held at Osage County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Osage County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you need to visit the Osage County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Osage County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Osage County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you can’t see the precise address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the Osage County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Osage County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Osage County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Osage County,the Osage County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Osage County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Osage County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Osage County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to people in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to review the the Osage County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Osage County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Osage County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Osage County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then please write a review about it. Write about what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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